June 17, 2012
It Took Long Enough...
It's taken 46 years to get around to it, but I've finally started watching the original 'Dragnet' TV series. If this episode is anything to go by, it was worth the wait.
Well aware that my perception of this show has been ...contaminated, shall we say, by exposure to 'Police Squad!' and ZAZ's subsequent 'Naked Gun' movies, not to mention countless other parodies and references, it was nice to see that it was still enjoyable on it's own terms.
I should get a kick out of the rest of the series... I hope.
Nice to know also that Joe Friday does have a conscience, too...
February 20, 2012
The big thief (Dragnet).
Season 3, episode 16.
Original air date: 17 December 1953.
A gang of robbers are calling Los Angeles physicians down to hotels and mugging and robbing them of drugs and valuables.
Cast: Jack Webb (Sgt. Joe Friday), Ben Alexander (Officer Frank Smith), Dorothy Abbott (Ann Baker), Gloria Saunders (Alice Catherine Cavell ), James Bush (Dr. Platt), Alan Dexter (Dr. Halbert), Gil Stratton Jr. (Kenneth Alden), Art Gilmore (Capt. Harry Didion), Loren Brown (Edgar Cavell), George Fenneman (Announcer Opening: uncredited) and Hal Gibney (Announcer Cloing: uncredited.